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Format: 2014-09-16

High Frequency Trading: Challenge and Controversy

Tue, 28/10/2014 (All day)

20% discount available to Global Fund Media Subscribers - Discount Code: HFT1GFM

 
HFT trading captures a range of activities, referring to all computer-managed trading systems which operate with very short holding periods, generate a very high number of quotes for each order that's transacted, and need to locate their servers close to public sources of data because they operate in milliseconds or microseconds.
 
HFT operators claim they enhance market liquidity. Ultra-fast traders, by this account, are helpful intermediaries, smoothing market movements by buying and selling when other investors are not interested. But watchdogs on both sides of the Atlantic worry that HFT creates a false impression of liquidity. The business, they say, takes a standard traders' practice, testing the market with expressions of interest that are not necessarily sincere, to a new level.
To this debate, an enormous amount of sound and fury has been added in the past year, by claims that HFT is, in fact, thoroughly disruptive. Accusations have even been made that HFT is effectively insider dealing.
 
In March the European Parliament voted to regulate financial markets and curb high frequency trading. In May, ESMA launched its detailed consultation on the working rules for MiFID II which suggests the tough definition that traders who send an average of two orders per second to European markets may be considered high frequency and that being designated an HFT trader in one market would apply to all markets. Meanwhile in the US, SEC Chair Mary Jo White has recently promised that the regulator would be ‘addressing high frequency trading and promoting fairness’.

2nd Annual Solvency II Forum

Thu, 30/10/2014 (All day)

Since the early stages of the financial crisis, debates on the need for various regulatory regimes within the financial industry have come in to play.

Middle East Family Office Symposium

Mon, 03/11/2014 (All day)

This family office and endowment conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals, family offices, and endowments. The Dubai program is tailored to Middle Eastern investors who have an interest in new and exciting investment opportunities world wide. Whether you are interested in learning more about real estate, real assets, or how to continue to build on existing wealth, this conference gives delegates the opportunity to learn and mingle with industry experts.

GAIM Ops West Coast

Mon, 03/11/2014 (All day)

Where C-level Alternative Investing Operations, Due Diligence and Compliance Experts Meet to Influence Industry Norms

15th Annual European Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum

Mon, 03/11/2014 (All day)

IMN is pleased to invite you to the 15th Annual European Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Conference in November 3-4, 2014 in London, UK. European Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum is part of IMNs industry leading series of global opportunity fund conferences, bringing the top real estate practitioners throughout the world together to discuss the critical issues facing Europe's real estate investment market. With over 400 investors, fund managers, lenders, developers, owners, consultants and other real estate professionals in attendance, this is the must-attend for Europe's real estate market.

Linedata Exchange London 2014

Tue, 04/11/2014 (All day)

Time: 8:30 - 6:00
Venue: Kingsplace

Linedata Exchange New York 2014 takes place in the award winning Kingsplace which is located at Kings Cross, London.

ITAS Asia 2014 - Asian Transfer Agency Summit

Tue, 04/11/2014 (All day)

ITAS Asia is the only transfer agency and fund operations forum in Asia. Benefit from a cutting-edge agenda featuring 35+ speakers across 3 days from leading transfer agents, asset management houses, fund distributors, and technological innovators. And with over 120 attendees annually the forum promises the year’s best networking opportunities with industry figureheads.

Emerging Managers Summit South

Thu, 06/11/2014 (All day)

If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers. The event will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program.

Borrower & Investor Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Financing & Subordinated Debt

Mon, 10/11/2014 (All day)

You can't have failed to notice recent industry headlines celebrating the return of mezzanine financing. The buzz is warranted.

With first mortgage and construction finance lenders remaining conservative and the continued demand for gap financing, more and more investors are jumping on the mezzanine bandwagon in the intensifying chase for yield.

As competition for good deals and credit-worthy borrowers heats up, lenders are originating loans that fall outside of their core product lines and deal structures are becoming more aggressive.

Increased competition amongst lenders can only signal good news for the borrower community. But with increased options amid an evolving real estate capital market comes a greater need for borrowers to understand the cost of capital in its different forms.

Bringing borrowers and lenders the latest on real estate mezzanine finance in the context of the overall capital stack, we are proud to once again offer IMN's Borrower & Investor Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Financing & Subordinated Debt, November 10, 2014, New York City.

Key figures within the owner-operator and lending communities convene to discuss strategies for sourcing and arranging financing for new acquisitions, development and refinancing from both perspectives.

Covering the entire capital stack with a focus on mezzanine finance and subordinated debt we also address the latest high-yield debt strategies
for investors.

International Family Office Forum Zurich

Tue, 11/11/2014 (All day)

The International Family Office Forum in Zürich is the annual meeting of genuine* Family Offices from all over the world, a truly global gathering of Family Offices held in English.

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